House of the Week: A Wavy Home in Venice

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As wildly different as houses can be, they tend to follow a basic script – which architect Mario Romano hopes to rewrite with The Wave House in Venice, CA.

The 5,700-square-foot, 5-bedroom home is modern to its core, with an undulating wave motif that runs not only through the decor, but through the entire shape of the building.

With a design that is reminiscent mo…

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As wildly different as houses can be, they tend to follow a basic script – which architect Mario Romano hopes to rewrite with The Wave House in Venice, CA.

The 5,700-square-foot, 5-bedroom home is modern to its core, with an undulating wave motif that runs not only through the decor, but through the entire shape of the building.

With a design that is reminiscent mo…

Most affordable housing markets: Better buy now!

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The new CEO of Coldwell Banker released the company's list of affordable housing markets. Here's what he told us….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/08/most-affordable-housing-markets-better-buy-now.html

The new CEO of Coldwell Banker released the company's list of affordable housing markets. Here's what he told us….

Wiping out housing's 'zombies': Banks sell off foreclosed remnants of crash

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Halloween isn't here just yet, but the zombies are already multiplying by the thousand — zombie foreclosures….

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Halloween isn't here just yet, but the zombies are already multiplying by the thousand — zombie foreclosures….

Remodeling a Traditional Cape Cod-Style Home

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With their large, central chimneys and weathered wood shingles, classic Cape Cod homes offer plenty of charm.

Originating with early settlers in New England, Cape Cod-style homes enjoyed a surge in popularity as starter homes for young families after World War II. They’re still perfect for first-time buyers and empty-nesters – or those who don’t want the cost (or hassle) of owning a huge home.

A well-preserved Cape can usually adapt to modern life. But if it hasn’t be…

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With their large, central chimneys and weathered wood shingles, classic Cape Cod homes offer plenty of charm.

Originating with early settlers in New England, Cape Cod-style homes enjoyed a surge in popularity as starter homes for young families after World War II. They’re still perfect for first-time buyers and empty-nesters – or those who don’t want the cost (or hassle) of owning a huge home.

A well-preserved Cape can usually adapt to modern life. But if it hasn’t be…

Creating a Homework Station That Gets Top Marks

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When was the last time your study station or workspace inspired you? For most people, the answer is, “Not recently.”

Whether you’re setting up a spot for young scholars to study or prepping an area for your work-from-home days, you can kick inspiration into high gear with home office solutions that will get your creative juices flowing again.

Window wonder

It’s no secret that sunshine does the body good. Fix up a space near the window so you can soak up plenty of …

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When was the last time your study station or workspace inspired you? For most people, the answer is, “Not recently.”

Whether you’re setting up a spot for young scholars to study or prepping an area for your work-from-home days, you can kick inspiration into high gear with home office solutions that will get your creative juices flowing again.

Window wonder

It’s no secret that sunshine does the body good. Fix up a space near the window so you can soak up plenty of …

Mortgage applications up just 0.9% as interest rates stall

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Even the drama of the monthly jobs report on Friday did little to move interest rates or the mortgage market….

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Even the drama of the monthly jobs report on Friday did little to move interest rates or the mortgage market….

5 Steps to a More Organized Home for Back to School

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As if summer isn’t crazy enough, the transition to school can make home life even busier and messier. Schedules are a mix of school activities and the last-hurrah-of-summer, and the house is strewn with important school papers and wet beach towels. Here are a few tips to help you organize the chaos this year.

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As if summer isn’t crazy enough, the transition to school can make home life even busier and messier. Schedules are a mix of school activities and the last-hurrah-of-summer, and the house is strewn with important school papers and wet beach towels. Here are a few tips to help you organize the chaos this year.

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3 Situations Where It Pays to Buy a Fixer-Upper

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It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare: Finding a house within striking distance – of your price range and work- that quickly turns into a money pit.

On the flip side of the fixer-upper experience is someone like Jordan Brannon, a director of digital strategy in Spanaway, WA, near Tacoma. Although he’s sunk considerable money into his two-story, late-1990s home, he feels it was a good investment.

“It w…

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It’s every home buyer’s worst nightmare: Finding a house within striking distance – of your price range and work- that quickly turns into a money pit.

On the flip side of the fixer-upper experience is someone like Jordan Brannon, a director of digital strategy in Spanaway, WA, near Tacoma. Although he’s sunk considerable money into his two-story, late-1990s home, he feels it was a good investment.

“It w…

Personalize Your Space With a DIY Gallery Wall

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Blending interior design styles with a roommate or partner is all about including personal touches and pinpointing a shared interest or aesthetic. The floor-to-ceiling frame wall we created for a special couple on the West Coast is a perfect example.

Homeowner Lauren and her fiance Greg are taking a big step: cohabitation. They’re recently engaged, and Lauren is making space for not only his furniture and accent pieces, but also his style.

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Blending interior design styles with a roommate or partner is all about including personal touches and pinpointing a shared interest or aesthetic. The floor-to-ceiling frame wall we created for a special couple on the West Coast is a perfect example.

Homeowner Lauren and her fiance Greg are taking a big step: cohabitation. They’re recently engaged, and Lauren is making space for not only his furniture and accent pieces, but also his style.

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Countdown to Moving: 3 Steps to Get Prepared

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Properly preparing for any move – whether big or small – is essential for a successful, low(er) stress moving experience.

Assessing everything in and outside your home that you want to take along – and figuring out exactly how you’ll actually get everything on your list into your new space – is essential when preparing to move. Here are three steps to pulling it off.  

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Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/countdown-to-moving-203253/

Properly preparing for any move – whether big or small – is essential for a successful, low(er) stress moving experience.

Assessing everything in and outside your home that you want to take along – and figuring out exactly how you’ll actually get everything on your list into your new space – is essential when preparing to move. Here are three steps to pulling it off.  

Taking inventory

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